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The Limerick Man

First broadcast: Sunday 6th February 2022, 6 pm, RTÉ lyric fm Sara Lodge retraces the Irish journeys of writer, artist and composer Edward Lear, best known as the author of The Owl and the Pussy-cat. Edward Lear (1812-88) is best known as the author of The Owl and the Pussy-cat, limericks, and other nonsense verse. […]

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Songs Beyond Borders

Oskar Cox-Jensen tells the story of five songs from the past three centuries which have travelled across borders to and from Ireland, Europe and across the world. First broadcast as a Lyric Feature on RTÉ lyric fm on Sunday 7th November 2021. Presented by Oskar Cox-Jensen, this programme tells the story of five songs from […]

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Sublimer Wishes

Sublimer Wishes explores the lives and poetry of Irish women from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries whose work, after years of neglect, is being re-discovered. Episode 1: Olivia Elder, Cathleen O’Neill, Madge Herron – first broadcast Sunday 28th November 2021 at 6 pm on RTÉ lyric fm Episode 2: Angela Greene, Dorothea Herbert, Florence […]

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Green White Enamel

Green White Enamel tells the story of the linguist, medical doctor and poet Ethna MacCarthy, who has, for too long, been relegated to a footnote in the story of Samuel Beckett. First broadcast: Sunday 5th September 2021, 6 pm, RTÉ lyric fm. Listen back on the RTÉ website: https://www.rte.ie/radio/lyricfm/clips/22001541/ Download as a Lyric Feature podcast: […]

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One Day / Lá dá Raibh

Equal parts radio play, poetry and music, One Day / Lá dá raibh combines words by Irish poet Louis de Paor with music by New York-based composer Dana Lyn. First broadcast: Sunday 14 March, 2021 on RTÉ lyric fm. Broadcast in English at 18:00. Broadcast in Irish at 18:30. Somewhere in the Venn diagram of […]

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The Inishlacken Project

First broadcast: Sunday 28 March 2021, 6 pm, in The Lyric Feature, RTÉ lyric fm. Re-broadcast Sunday 12 December 2021. Listen back to the programme on the RTÉ website: https://www.rte.ie/radio/lyricfm/the-lyric-feature/programmes/2021/0328/1206666-the-lyric-feature-sunday-28-march-2021/ Listen back to the programme as a Lyric Feature podcast: https://www.rte.ie/radio/podcasts/21931512-the-inishlacken-project-the-lyric-feature/ In 1951 the Belfast artist James MacIntyre spent a summer on the tiny island […]

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No Egos No Divas: New Poets in Irish

Despite the fact that Irish is an endangered language, poetry in Irish is experiencing a remarkable resurgence. In No Egos No Divas: New Poets in Irish, on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 28th July at 16:30, Louis de Paor meets young poets defying the odds. He meets Aifric Mac Aodha, co-editor of the bilingual anthology […]

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Undersong

The story of the Irish-born poet Lola Ridge. First broadcast as a Lyric Feature on RTÉ lyric fm on Sunday 8th September 2019. Re-broadcast Sunday 29th November 2020. When poet Lola Ridge died in 1941, the New York Times described her as one of the leading poets of America, but, until recent years, she has […]

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Home Thoughts

A one-hour programme which is part meditation, part performance, as poet Gerald Dawe and singer Eleanor Shanley explore the idea of ‘home’, with prose, poetry and songs from Belfast, Galway and Dublin. First broadcast as a Lyric Feature on Sunday 28th January 2018 on RTÉ lyric fm. Repeated on Sunday 30th December 2018. What makes a place […]

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Ducks Down

Primary School children of today try out games recorded 80 years ago in the Schools’ Folklore Collection in UCD. First broadcast on RTÉjr as 20 short features in Early Birds with Ray Cuddihy, starting on 22 October 2018. BACKGROUND In a revolutionary scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in 1937, tens of thousands of children […]